The Ontario government has released official guidelines for the Student Choice Initiative (SCI), the provincial mandate to give students an opt-out option for certain ancillary fees. An ancillary fee refers to a fee that is imposed or administered, in addition to regular tuition fees, which a student pays for a service or product. Ancillary fees charged by universities to support student groups, course unions and services that fall outside of the provincial framework for compulsory fees will be required to have an opt-out option for its students.
For more information visit: http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/mtcu-university-tuition-framework-guidelines-mar2019-en.pdf
What this means for the RSU is that students will have the option to stay opted-in to student union fees which will grant them access to all of the services provided by the RSU for the whole year.
|Services if you stay opted-in
(Pay both Essential & Non-Essential Fee)
|Services if you opt-out
(Pay Essential fee only)
✔ Non-Essential Fee (option to pay): $24.44
+ Essential Fee (required to pay): $53.40
= Total Fee: $77.84
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